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When President Trump bizarrely declared himself a “very stable genius” on Twitter last weekend, he opened a door for journalists who cover him.
Whether they should rush through it, arms waving and warning about the dangers of a mad ruler, remains a question.
There’s a fine line between taking up — in reporting and commentary — Trump’s fitness for office and outright speculating that he is mentally ill.
Continue reading ““‘We’re not doctors’: The perils for journalists in assessing Trump’s mental health” – Washington Post”
People with borderline personality disorder deal with instability in almost every area of their lives – their relationships, their identity, and their actions. They have a hard time holding back their emotions, which means glowing positivity can quickly turn to outrage. BFD can be confused with bipolar disorder, which affects mood rather than personality.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is hardly a new phenomenon, but the deluge of disturbing allegations of sexual assault and harassment by powerful, high-profile men has prompted an increasing number of women to come forward with stories of how harassment has impacted their careers.
CNBC Make It spoke with three psychologists to break down the possible psychological motivations behind why men harass and abuse their female coworkers.
Continue reading ““3 psychologists explain why men harass women in the workplace” – CNBC”
We know what President Trump thinks about kneeling during the national anthem. His umpteenth derisive tweet about the NFL came Thursday as he declared, “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!”
Inadvertently it raises an unrelated kidding-on-the-square question: Is Trump himself actually able to kneel, whatever his intent, be it proposing marriage, thanking Hillary Clinton for an awful campaign or discussing political strategy with pro bono cheerleader Sean Hannity?
Continue reading ““The Presidential Physical Test” – US News”
Physical and mental health verifiably complement one another, so it should come as no surprise that the key to easing mental anxiety is both restorative and invigorating exercise. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder and affects 18% of adults in the U.S.
Psychiatrists recommend various exercises to lessen your anxiety. If you find that you’re still suffering from anxious thoughts despite medication, therapy, and meditation, these exercises can help.
Continue reading ““These Psychology-Backed Workouts Are the Best Way to Ease Anxiety” – Cheat Sheet”
Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years, or perhaps an entrée into the mainstream, with a new generation of young gurus and “spirit junkies” making it hip to be spiritual. Many of the lessons draw from religious tradition, yogic philosophy and meditation, and the idea of a greater, or universal, consciousness. One concept that’s been central, now and in some traditions over the millennia, is the idea of getting out of our own way, or giving up control to some higher power/consciousness/energy, whatever that may be. In other words, being “in the flow.”
Continue reading ““The Science Of Spirituality: A Psychologist And A Neuroscientist Explain Being ‘In The Flow’” – Forbes”
They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial.
The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial.
Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the press plays a salutary role.
Continue reading ““TRUMP’S CHAMPAGNE CABINET GETS ITS OWN TRAVELGATE” – Vanity Fair”